In December 2014, Michigan native Stan Larkin had his heart removed due to its deteriorating condition. During that time he was outfitted with the very first SynCardia Freedom Portable Driver—a machine that allowed him to live completely heart-free as he waited for a transplant. Some 17 months later, Larkin finally received that transplant—a surgery made possible by the groundbreaking technology of the SynCardia. Read more about the incredible machine and Larkin’s story at CNet.
How a Man Lived 17 Months Without a Heart